A RELIABILITY DATA BANK FOR OFFSHORE INSTALLATIONS

This paper presents interim conclusions arising from a preliminary data bank study carried out on behalf of the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate. The Project arose from a request to evaluate the scope for utilising reliability data to improve safety performance offshore. During the course of the study, it has become clear that the most pressing requirement of NPD is for information processing over a much wider spectrum of activities than covered by a conventional reliability bank. This is the programme now being pursued. Nevertheless, the lack of pertinent data is seen by the authors to be a major restriction on the use of quantitative risk and reliability techniques in the offshore industry. Current results suggest that the problem could be improved in the long term by the proper structuring of technical information systems to take account of reliability data requirements. A short term solution could be provided by an exercise to collect and publish the best information currently available in the industry. Order from BSRA as No. 54,960.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the 3rd European Seminar on Reliability Data Bank, Bradford University, April 1980.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Seminar on Reliability Data Bank (3rd)

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  • Authors:
    • Alfsen, T K
    • Gjerstad, T
    • Moss, T R
  • Publication Date: 1980-4

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 191

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00331590
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Proc
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM